Active Adults Ages 55+

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  5. Spotlight Events
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We are excited to offer programs, events and activities tailored to Active Adults 55+ which encourage healthy and active living. A membership to the Community Center or the Senior Club is NOT required for the majority of activities and programs. IF membership is required for either, it IS noted with the specific activity or event.

Most of our activities, programs and events are located at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Community Room 2 (8055 Barbara Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, 55077).

Learn more about the IGH Senior Club below, which is a membership club with annual fees. Senior Club members enjoy discounts on many programs and events, as well as additional program and event opportunities tailored to members.



Active Adults 55+ Newsletter

Check out the latest Scoop Newsletter, which highlights activities for the next Quarter:

PDF Files:

Scoop: Jan.-March 2020 (PDF)

Scoop: Oct.-Dec. 2019 (PDF)

Below, are a few additional publications which provide information about Active Adult 55 + programs, events and services: 

Changes for the Scoop Newsletter in 2020

As 2020 approaches, the IGH Parks & Recreation Scoop Newsletter will have a new approach. You can expect one more Scoop Newsletter as it has always been in your mailbox shortly after the first of the year. But look for a new way to view the Scoop in early Spring 2020. It will become a part of the IGH Parks & Recreation Brochure with its own section but will still provide the same great content about all things happening for Active Adults 55+, including the monthly calendars! Stay Tuned for more details in January’s edition.


Looking for great camaraderie and fun? The senior club is a group that offers all of that through programs, weekly card games, monthly luncheons and more!

Membership Dues

Membership is $15 for the year, which includes discounts on Club activities organized by volunteer members. The membership cycle is Jan.-Dec. Club activities are held at Veterans Memorial Community Center, Community Room 2.

Note: You do not have to be a senior club member to do other Active Adult 55+ programs, events and activities.

Monthly Luncheons with Entertainment

Held the third Monday of every month from Noon to 2 p.m. in Community Room 2:

Register by phone: 651-450-2585

Upcoming luncheons:

  • Monday, Nov. 18: Elections and Pie/Ice Cream 
    • Free for Senior Club Members; $3/non-members
  • **Friday, Dec. 6: Senior Club Members Only Holiday Party
    • Ken and Friends Entertainment
    • Prime Rib: $15/member

Weekly Card Games (no need to register. Simply show up!)

  • 500: Mondays at 12:45 p.m.
  • Penny Bingo: Third Tuesday of every month at 12:45 p.m. 
  • Bridge: Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. 
  • Euchre: Thursdays at 12:45 p.m.

**Scrabble and Hand Craft Group have been cancelled for Nov. and Dec. 2019

Indoor Walking

Cooler months ahead mean unpredictable weather...don’t let that stop you from being active! The VMCC and area high schools will be open for indoor walking from Sept. 3, 2019-May 31, 2020. So grab your friends and head indoors where the temp. is always comfortable! Walking buttons are required to use each of the facilities. Buttons should be displayed while walking.

Simley High School, South St. Paul High School, Henry Sibley High School and the Veteran’s Memorial Community Center (West Rink)* will be open for indoor walking for the following hours:

  • VMCC West Rink:  Mon.-Fri.: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • High Schools: Mon.-Thu.: 5-9 p.m.

Walking buttons can be purchased for 2019-20 season for $5 at IGH Park & Recreation Office, the 197 School District Office, the Thompson Activity Center (WSP) or at the Central Square Community Center. Walking buttons should be worn when participating.